Ending the conflict cycle between police and black communities helps everyone, including the police.
You don't have to be a radical leftist to protest injustice. Most people taking to the streets right now an not Antifa or even radicals. They are people with a justified sense of anger and a desire to do something about it. They are Real America!
Structural Racism and Defunding the Police I started to script a Mad Sociologist in the News report on the Defund the Police movement when I realized that the issue was more lengthy than I could handle in one episode. So this is the opening episode in which I outline the history of racism and policing... Continue Reading →
You agree with the protestors, you'll find plenty of examples on-line of protestors doing noble and heroic things. Think the protestors are nothing more than Antifa scum? You'll have this assumption reinforced when all of your friends post pictures and video of masked rioters breaking windows and flipping cars. Think the police are heroes? You'll get all kinds of footage of police being heroic. Think the police are fascist scum? Yeah. You'll be able to download outrageous acts of brutality.
The question is, do we believe in the principles and mission of the #metoo movement, or not? Do we accept that to believing the woman is the best policy, or not? There's nothing situational about it.
"Who do you protect!" Heard from the crowd being attacked by militarized police, "No one is attacking you all. You are not in danger in any way. We are in danger from you." Isn't the police motto "to serve and protect?" I guess we should be more specific with whom is being served and protected.